Minnesota Corporations Help Bridge Digital Divide, Create 'Technology Pods' Across Twin CitiesThe YMCA is receiving support from businesses like Xcel, Securion and US Bank, which are all helping to fund technology pods at 19 Twin Cities locations.
School Bus App Takes The Uncertainty Out Of Pick-Ups & Drop-OffsA new app is trying to make school bus pick-up and drop-off easier, by letting families track the bus as they would an Uber or Lyft ride.
In Fight To Survive, US Dairy Farmers Look For Any Tech EdgeTechnology has played an important role in agriculture for years but it's become a life and death matter at dairy farms these days, as low milk prices have ratcheted up pressure on farmers to seek every possible efficiency to avoid joining the thousands of operations that have failed.
Best Buy Using New Tech To Create Custom Boxes, Reduce Online Order WasteIn five years, online shopping revenue has doubled for Twin Cities-based Best Buy, up from $3 billion in fiscal year 2014 to $6.45 billion in 2019. With it comes a change in how the retailer fulfills its orders, from sorting to shipping.
Are Alexa, Siri And Other Digital Assistants Teaching Kids Bad Manners?A report last year by the U.K. based market research firm Childwise suggested that voice recognition gadgets could be teaching children to be rude and demanding.
8 Of The Top New Back-To-School Gadgets, For Every Age GroupIf you are looking for something extra to pick up this school year, here are a few tech ideas to spice up the pencil box.
New Device Video Calls Doctors With Real-Time Health DataA $300 device promises to save consumers trips to the doctor by allowing them to video call one instead.
Meet HAL, The First Pediatric Patient Simulator In MinnesotaBilled as the most advanced pediatric patient simulator, the HAL at Pediatric Home Service is one of just 20 in the world and the first in the Upper Midwest.
Could Robots Be The Farmers Of The Future?Brandon Alexander would like to introduce you to Angus, the farmer of the future. He's heavyset, weighing in at nearly 1,000 pounds, not to mention a bit slow. But he's strong enough to hoist 800-pound pallets of maturing vegetables and can move them from place to place on his own.
Before Parental 'Screen Time' Concerns: Radio, Even NovelsToday's grandparents may have fond memories of the "good old days," but history tells us that adults have worried about their kids' fascination with new-fangled entertainment and technology since the days of dime novels, radio, the first comic books and rock n' roll.
What If You Don't Have A Smartphone For Digital Tickets?This is the first season the Minnesota Vikings have required tickets to enter the stadium be scanned via smartphone.
Health Care, Tech Jobs Top List Of Highest-Paying Work In U.S.Americans eager for a high-paying job might want to focus on two industries: health care and technology.
Best Buy Offers 24/7 Geek Squad Support For $199 A YearTwin Cities-based Best Buy recently launched a membership service that gives users 24/7 access to Geek Squad support for appliances and technology.
Autos Overshadow Smartphones, Small Gadgets At CES Tech ShowThe smartphones and other small machines that used to dominate the annual CES gadget show have been overshadowed in recent years by bigger mobile devices: namely, automobiles.
Are We Addicted To Our Smartphones?It becomes a problem if it causes a person anxiety, depression, negativity or gets in the way of their other goals and healthy well-being.